Priesthood Sunday, is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of priesthood in the life of the Church. The United States continues to need men who find themselves drawn to service in God’s kingdom to open themselves up to the possibility of serving the Lord as a priest. Therefore, pray for those men who God is calling to service in the Church as a priest are also encouraged.
Let us thank God for blessing our parish with Fr. John, Fr. Pius, and Fr. Andrew!
I.C. School Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students for being named I.C. School Students of the Month:
Esperanza Cerda-Salas, Karlee Rusin, Ellie Coleman, Isabella Kindrick, Michaela Kaelin, Dalila Benavides, Paul Kaelin, Felicity Suggs, Caitlin Dart, Ava Claire Cooley, Xander Lelemsis, Caroline Adams, Kate Files and Yazareth Manjarrez.
These students were chosen by their teachers for showing leadership skills in the classroom and for following The Leader in Me 7 Habits.
The U.S. Department of Education named Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fort Smith a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Immaculate Conception School is the first elementary school in Fort Smith, public or private, and the first Catholic school in Arkansas to receive this coveted award.
Since 1982, nearly 7,500 schools have received this coveted award. The National Blue Ribbon School award is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve.